WEST COAST HOLIDAYS
So much to explore!
There are many ways to make the most of time, flying direct from Dublin and options to connect internally. With a difference of 8 hours and flying time of 9 hours it’s worth spending a minimum of 10 days, depending on your holiday type. A West Coast road trip itinerary should ideally be 10 to 14 days.
The best time to visit the West Coast is Spring, Summer and Autumn if you are planning a fly drive, RV holiday or a road trip. Winter is a good time to catch the year-round sunshine in Southern California’s Los Angeles, San Diego and Palm Springs. Hawaii is also another popular option for a winter sun holiday.
This area is great for exploring. Some fantastic ways to experience the best of the West Coast is on a road trip, in an RV or even by motorbike. While West Coast cities like LA and San Francisco can be vast, there are lots of great experiences, escorted tours and attractions that our experts can recommend. You will be sure to enjoy the best of these wonderful city break destinations.
American Holidays don’t come off the shelf. We tailor-make our holidays to the finest detail. We carefully create the trip to match your all your hopes for the holiday. And because we only employ genuine destination experts, you’ll have the inside track on the hidden highlights and experiences that others often miss.
Los Angeles - Drive one of the world's most famous scenic drives, Mulholland winds from the Hollywood Hills, across the spine of the Santa Monica Mountains, and west towards the Pacific Ocean.
San Francisco - Alcatraz is America's most infamous penitentiary as well as one of the most visited attractions in California, day passes must be booked with the tourist board.
Seattle - Seaplanes are the normal form of transport in the Pacific Northwest – get a birds eye view of Seattle and its bustling waterfront.
San Diego - Opened in 1980, Seaport Village is a quaint part of San Diego featuring gift shops, restaurants and cafés. If you’re a breakfast person then head to Busters along the harbour. Their menu has a host of mouth-watering breakfast options – all at reasonable prices too
San Francisco - The world famous Mavericks surfing contest is held just south of Half Moon Bay, about 1 hour outside of SF, every year. You can watch the incredible athletes who surf these 50 foot waves. The contest is held with only 24 hours' notice depending on ocean conditions. It is a once-in-a-lifetime event.